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How using FABMs can lead to a large family—but not by accident!

Jeanette Flood by Jeanette Flood

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Using a Fertility Awareness-Based Method (FABM) for family planning often leads to more people coming into the world. Contrary to popular belief, however, this is not because these methods are too hard and thus more prone to error. Rather, people who use FABMs often find that they are more open to life for a variety […]

Dealing with the emotional challenges of infertility: Interview with Marc Sherman of Organic Conceptions

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Anyone who has dealt with infertility knows that it is nothing short of an emotional roller coaster ride. For Marc Sherman and his wife, it was a ride that took up the better part of a decade as they dealt first with primary infertility, then later on, secondary infertility as well. Throughout their journey, the […]

Managing Your Stress during Covid-19: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

Julia Hogan by Julia Hogan

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In the past few weeks, our lives have changed completely due to COVID-19. Our healthcare workers are on the front lines caring for those who have fallen ill, we are sheltering in place at home while also working from home, and non-essential businesses are closed. We’ve all had to adjust to our new routines, and […]

The Benefits of Extending Breastfeeding During Covid-19

Cassie Moriarty by Cassie Moriarty

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It’s amazing how when a crisis such as a pandemic hits, the mundane or humdrum parts of life go on. This is ever true in reproductive life. We’ve written about how those trying to conceive, those currently pregnant, or those who recently gave birth have been affected by Covid-19. Now we want to shift the […]

A Short History of Birth Control’s Controversial Past

Mike Gaskins by Mike Gaskins

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For all intents and purposes, modern contraceptives began with the passionate drive of Margaret Sanger. Her mother died when she was nineteen years old. Although she died from tuberculosis, young Margaret was convinced that her mother’s demise came from having birthed eleven children and miscarried seven others. She envisioned a “magic pill” that would prevent […]

Commonly Asked Questions About Endometriosis: A Natural Womanhood Endo FAQ

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Endometriosis affects approximately 89 million women worldwide. It affects all ages and races, and is one of the leading causes of female infertility.  Pain from endometriosis causes girls and women to miss school and work—or perhaps worse—to endure both while in excruciating pain. For as common as it is, very little is known about this […]

Trying to Conceive During COVID-19: Natural Infertility Solutions to Explore

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Last week, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) issued guidance urging the temporary halt of all non-urgent fertility care for the foreseeable future. The announcement and guidance document comes as the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic causes nationwide concerns about scarce medical resources, and as hospitals and clinics implement measures to limit unnecessary exposure […]

What You Need to Know if You’re Pregnant or Nursing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Cassie Moriarty by Cassie Moriarty

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The Covid-19 pandemic is life-altering enough for just about everyone. People are working from home, kids are out of school, city wide curfews have been placed, and many restaurants and bars have shut down or considerably reduced their services. But there is one population who is experiencing uncertainty on a whole new level: those who […]

How Quarantining Makes Now a Great Time to Switch to Fertility Awareness

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With the spread of COVID-19 around the globe, countless couples are facing new decisions they never expected: how are we going to adjust to the new normal of working from home, or of having less income to go around? For many, there’s also a family-planning question: What options do I have for birth control? What […]

Tips for Fertility Awareness Users During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Using a Fertility Awareness-Based Method (FABM) during an infectious disease outbreak has its advantages. The CDC is recommending that users of hormonal contraception, particularly the Pill, patch, or ring, stock up now on a three month’s supply to limit trips out, or to the pharmacy or clinic during the current COVID-19 pandemic.  For fertility awareness […]